Lending periods, late fees, and checkout limits vary depending on the type of item. See the chart below for more details. In many cases, a 3-day grace period is applied to materials wherein late fees are waived for items returned or renewed within 3 days of the stated due date. Items returned or renewed 4 or more days late will incur all late charges that have accrued from the due date.

Due dates are subject to  the policies of owning libraries and the libraries to which you return your materials, which may differ from those listed below.

In addition, as of December 3, 2018, the Children's Department has gone fine free. Items must be checked out, renewed and returned through Shorewood-Troy Library. We are unable to waive fees accrued through other libraries or for lost/damaged books. See the press release for full details.

** NOTE** Music CDs must be returned inside at the circulation desk. All other materials, including DVDs and audiobooks, may be returned in any indoor or outdoor drop box.

For information on lending periods, renewals, and late fees for out-of-system materials, see our Interlibrary Loan Policy. For information about library laptops, see our Library Laptop Policy.
To help avoid late charges, sign up for email reminders. Ask at the circulation desk for more info.

Note - Email reminders are a courtesy only. It is the borrower's responsibility to ensure that all materials are returned on time. If you are not receiving your reminders, check your email spam folder.
Material Loan Period Renewals Late Fee Limit Grace Period
DVDs & Blu-Ray
7 Days
None None
Video Games
7 Days
5 None
TV Shows and Educational DVDs
21 Days
All Other Materials21 Days2$0.10None3 Days
Any late fees will result in the account being blocked for e-book downloads or database use. Late fees may accrue up to $5.00 before the account is blocked for checkouts or computer use.

Items that are not returned may result in referral to a debt collection agency if no response is made to notices. 

To pay late fees, visit the library (cash and credit accepted), or log in via My Account.

The library offers a variety of services for the community.
Service Cost
Printing & Photocopies (black & white / color)
$0.10 / $0.25 (per page side)
Fax (send / receive)
$1.00 / $0.50
Meeting Room Rental (non-profit / for profit)
$10.00 / $50.00
Replacement Card
Scanning / Notary